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Jan 29, 2013 5:00am EST
carmax. start here. president obama heads off to he will outline his plan for immigration reform. a sea of purple in the big easy. eads -- beads,ut ere. we will go soon to john gonzales with live coverage. ♪ >> this might be a first for katie couric. the football with got the autotune treatment. "good morning washington" begins right now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. captioned by thenational captioning institute-- www.ncicap.org-- adam caskey to talk about the weather. quite a bit of fog that there. patchy fog this morning. little sprinkle to talk about just east of fort royal. it is hitting the ground and it is 42 degrees. side of your screen we have a little sprinkle traveling to the southeast. aperture wise, a wide range. 40 in clarksburg. look down south, 55 in washington. 56 in fredericksburg. about 53 the high in the metro area. parts of the shenandoah valley make it into the mid 60's in the afternoon. you mentioned that foggy todition, it is so important .atch for pedestrians pedestrians, watch for the cars. a tough timee seeing eac
NBC
Jan 28, 2013 4:30am EST
cruz. this week, president obama puts immigration reform front and center on his agenda. on tuesday he will outline his overhaul in a major speech in las vegas, and even a bipartisan group of senators is on board to reform the system that impacts 11 million undocumented people in america. tracie potts has details for us. good morning. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. remember, this was a first-term promise not kept by president obama. tough time getting this through. lawmakers now, as you noted, democrats and republicans, are working together. they think they have the outline for something that may work in terms of tighter border patrols and employer verification, a guest worker program, and even a pass for citizenship for illegal immigrants. it's something that both sides, democrats and republicans, want, and in some cases both sides need. >> we can't go on forever with 11 million people living in this country in the shadows, in an illegal status. >> first of all, americans support it in poll after poll. secondly, latino voters expect it. thirdly, democratsme want it. fourth, repu
NBC
Jan 28, 2013 4:00pm EST
, but also fair path toward citizenship. exactly one week after president obama called immigration reform a top priority, the issue is garnering momentum with a rare show of bipartisan support. >> for the first time ever there's more political risk in opposing immigration reforming that in supporting it. >> this is consistent with our country's tradition of being a nation of laws, and a nation of immigrant. >> eight leading republican and democratic snorts are proposes an immigration overall. the legislation would create a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants already here, secure the border, reform the legal immigration system to keep families together. award green cards to immigrants who obtain advanced degrees at american universities. improve the employment verification system. and allow more low-skilled workers to enter the country for hard to fill jobs in areas such as agriculture. >> there's no reason to delay. we are seeing a consensus buildings here. >> the white house says the proposal mirrors the president's priority. he'll unveil his vision tomorrow. >> what you'll s
MSNBC
Jan 28, 2013 2:00am PST
. this week, president obama puts immigration reform front and center on his agenda. on tuesday he will outline his overhaul in a major speech in las vegas, and even a bipartisan group of senators is on board to reform the system that impacts 11 million undocumented people in america. tracie potts has details for us. good morning. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. keep in mind we will see some action today, but this is far from final. we will see a four-page document that both democrats and republicans think will work. this afternoon a small group of democrats and republicans will announce they've come up with a recipe for immigration reform. >> to have an immigration law we can live with. >> border patrol, employer verificati verification, guest worker program, and a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. >> americans support it in pole after pole. la ten knows want be it. fourth republicans need it. >> reporter: both sides need it. for president obama, that's a first term promise. >> i do think there's room for us to come together and finally get things done. >> reporter:
ABC
Jan 29, 2013 6:00am EST
vegas president barack obama is expected to lay out his vision for immigration reform. the president is expected to push for improved border security, a crackdown on employers hiring undocumented workers, and creating a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. >> we believe this will be the year congress finally gets it done. >> the president's plan comes one day after a bipartisan group of eight senators reached an agreement on a framework to create a pathway to citizenship for 11 million immigrants living in the united states. >> issue of immigration is not a simple one, but i think we have their opportunity to do it right. it would do a tremendous service to our country and its future. >> the president has said immigration reform is a priority for the second term. is expected to speak about 3:00 eastern time in las vegas. brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> massachusetts senator john cain could move one step closer to becoming the next secretary of state. the senate foreign relations committee will meet this morning to vote on his nomination. at a hearing last week, the com
ABC
Jan 28, 2013 5:00am EST
president obama and congress. to act onthem immigration reform this year. it comes as president obama to nevada tomorrow to discuss his plans on immigration reform. today, groups and senators are expected to announce the plan a pathway toeate 11 million for the immigrants already in the united states. it is 5:18 right now. onm caskey joining us here set. laptop here.e i am looking at things closely. we have observations -- i am seeing a little bit of everything. the washington area. -- us break it down for the live superh a doppler seven radar. tome, dark blue, pink , -- usually the white indicates no. pink is mixed precipitation. -- indicates snow. pink is mixed precipitation. fredericksburg reporting light snow. at reagan national. martinsburg and hagerstown reporting freezing rain. some sleet or ice pellets from .inchester to leesburg mostly rain south of washington at this time. , thiswe see that rain , culpepper, there is precipitationzen mixed in. im am expecting that to change over to freezing rain and sleet. a sloppy monday morning. luckily, we are not looking at much in terms
FOX
Jan 29, 2013 4:25am EST
, a bipartisan immigration reform deal. president obama will push his immigration plan in nevada today, one day after a group of lawmakers unveiled their plan. their plan will allow 11 million illegal immigrants in the u.s. to become citizens. the system also creates a guest worker program, and gives green cards to those with college educations. >>> president obama's choice to be the next secretary is getting a lot of criticism. an associated press review of hagel's record shows it is exaggerated. gerated. >> if they ever found out you were homosexual, that you would lose injure order of the arrow. >> reporter: the boy scouts of america in a stunning reversal against admitting gays and lesbians saying that in the future, the sexual orientation won't be in question. there was a estimate replease lesaed monday saying in part: the group's restriction now prevents what scout rules call open or avowed homosexuals from participating as scouts or scout leaders. this comes after years of nationwide protests over their no gays policy inform 2000, the supreme court upheld their ban. one former eagle scou
Current
Jan 29, 2013 9:00pm PST
for immigration reform. principles which president obama said today are very much in line with his own. >> obama: smarter enforcement a pathway to earned citizenship improvements in the legal immigration system so that we continue to be a magnet for the best and the brightest all around the world. it is pretty straightforward. >> john: straightforward for some but not for all. >> obama: i promise you this, the closer we get, the more emotional this debate is going to become. there are a few things that are more important to us as a society than who gets to come here and call our country home. >> john: by the way ask a cherokee sometime how he feels about who gets to come here. and then there were the conservative ins in texas and arizona and new mexico who have helped block past proposed reforms. arizona senator john mccain, a member of the gang of eight repeated today that before any undocumented immigrants get on a path to citizenship the southern border will have to be secured and that security confirmed. >> we will have a commission made up of the most knowledgeable people including border s
FOX
Jan 28, 2013 4:25am EST
of sense to me. >> reporter: the senate judiciary committee begins hearings on president obama's gun measures on wednesday. >>> immigration reform is set to take another step forward today. a bipartisan group of senators is expected to announce an agreement on overhauling legislation. president obama has already voiced support for immigration reform and we'll have more on this story throughout the morning hours. >>> still ahead, a look at the morning's other headlines including an update on an iranian-american pastor sentenced to serve time in one of iran's toughest prisons. >>> it is mentoring monday here at fox 56789 call our phone banks starting at 6:00 a.m. today to get in touch with local organizations that need mentors. the phone bank opens at 6:00 a.m. today.  [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. that's why i got them pillsbury toaster strudel.
ABC
Jan 29, 2013 11:00pm EST
. a special election is set for june 25. >> obama is making the case for immigration reform. in lasigh school today. that includes passing a background check, paying taxes, paying a penalty, english, and then going line behindof the trying tolks who are come here legally. areome republicans tighter border security before citizenship are addressed. >> if you live in montgomery could behe this your the labels. >> you will want to stay this story tonight from germantown. >> one person in particular is rash ofble for this robberies. an army county police want you look isa very close computer-generated sketch of the suspect. has been on a theft robbery spree in this neighborhood, committing 10 crimes and just last month. elizabeth, who recently moved is stunned at the brazen nature of these crimes. >> i have a young child and i now hear all different times of .he day idea.no >> investigator said the suspect women and their is getting he bolder. they say adversity porches way cars and grab what he could find. in three recent cases, he attacked and threatened women or out ofetting in their vehicle.
ABC
Jan 30, 2013 2:35am EST
this morning, president obama's push for immigration reform. now members of the senate must search for common ground in their goal to help 11 million undocumented immigrants. >>> later this half hour, hillary clinton's long list of accomplishments as she gets ready to leave her job. what are her immediate and long-term plans? >> it's the long-term plans -- >> that will fuel a lot of speculation. >> that's right. and in some parts of the country, you are what you drive. what was this guy thinking when he decided to build a car that looks kind of like anabanana? >> kind of? it's not your average honda civic. >>> but first, new details of that rare operation which gave an iraqi war vet new arms. the 26-year-old new yorker showed off his transplanted arms just yesterday. >> abc's diana perez reports on this milestone operation. >> reporter: his story is one of bravy and heroism. he lost both arms and legs in iraq four years ago. a roadside bomb blew up the humvee he was driving. >> i'm still alive. that's all that matters to me. >> reporter: still, life without limbs was not the same. >> not havi
Current
Jan 30, 2013 6:00am PST
obviously yesterday talking about immigration reform. >> obama: now is the time to find a better way to welcome the striving hopeful immigrants who still see america as the land of opportunity. >> stephanie: one of our dearest union friends united food and commercial worker's union, i've had the honor of speaking to them many times joe hansen joins us now. >> good morning, stephanie. >> stephanie: good to talk to you again. i loved a lot of what the president had to say yesterday. talk to us about union's role in all of this. >> well, union's role, it goes back a long time. we've always been active in the issue. there was a real switch in 2000 in the afl-cio and they changed completely the way they -- we talked about immigrants and realized that immigrants have a place in our society. and that we ought to help them get a decent place in that society. so it has been -- the number of efforts along the way, there was an immigrant freedom ride that we did and in my union the ufcw, we've had immigrants in meat packing and poultry plants and retail establishments for years. it has been a l
ABC
Jan 24, 2013 12:00pm EST
, there is a danger to westerners. >> president obama is making moves this week to tackle wall street reform. he has nominated mary jo white to lead the securities and exchange commission. she spent a decade prosecuting white-collar crimes. her experience mr. well- positioned to implement the president's reforms on wall street. it is the amount that has sparked national conversation. military women will soon be moving to the front line of combat. outgoing secretary of defense leon panetta is expected to lift the exclusive -- exclusivity ban. it is an opportunity but is also stirring controversy. >> today the pentagon will announce it is listing the -- lifting the two-decade and of not having women on combat role. recently the front lines of or have been blurred. women already make up 40% of the 1.5 million active-duty personnel. more than 100 women have died in afghanistan and iraq. congressman tami duckworth was a helicopter pilot who lost both her legs serving in iraq. >> women have been in combat. in fact, many have been awarded the purple heart and combat action bench, both of after engaging in
FOX
Jan 29, 2013 6:00am EST
deal for our nation's immigration reform. >> just one day after a joint deal was announced by lawmaker, president obama is heading to nevada today to announce his plan. melanie alnwick is live on capitol hill with more and dare we say they are coming to some kind of agreement to something? >> reporter: i don't know about that, wisdom. it is one thing to announce a framework and another thing to get it passed through congress. we'll see. the president's vegas trip today is part of the goal to really start rallying public support behind some of the proposals here on capitol hill and put that public pressure on lawmakers. he will unveil his own plan which the white house says actually has a faster pathway to citizenship than the senate's version. now, in the senate framework that was released monday, if would allow more temporary workers to stay. it increases border security and cracks down on employers who hire illegals. green cards would be awarded to immigrants who obtained certain advanced degree from mesh universities. similar to the president's plan, people here illegally would have
FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >> president obama was chastised for not pushing immigration reform in the first term. there is growing support now but it won't be easy. the lawmakers love to say the devil's in the details. a debate and discussion is now beginning. >> bret: much more with the panel. bump in the road on wall street. dow was down 14 after six straight winning sessions. the s&p 500 was off three. nasdaq gained five. durable goods orders were up 4.6% in december. >> led by surge in military aircraft sales. what does this mean for you? wendell goler. >> the dow jones/industrials closing in on the prerecession high of 14,164 set in october of 2007, the standard & poor's index passed its high point. the stock market recovered from the worst recession since the great depression. unemployment still 7.8%, few would say the same for middle america. critics argue the president recovery effort with $1 trillion in stimulus spending and hundreds of millions in bail-out may have saved wall street but not the same for main street. >> wall street bonuses continue to be large. a lot of profits made is there. most folks the wage
NBC
Jan 29, 2013 11:00pm EST
tight lipped about a possible motive. >>> president obama is urging congress to pass an immigration reform bill quickly to avoid more endless debate. the president went to las vegas to strengthen border security and create a pathway for millions of undocumented immigrants to become citizens. opponents say the plan cannot become a way to reward people for breaking current immigration laws. >>> the state department will hold a welcome ceremony for john kerry on monday. kerry easily won confirmation to become the next secretary of state. he won that confirmation from his senate colleagues today. no date has been set yet for his swearing in. friday will be the last day for hillary rodham clinton as secretary of state. >>> it's a story you saw first on news 4. tonight, we are getting answers to when the long-awaited streetcars could finally be running in northeast d.c. the tracks are ready but sources say it will likely be 2014 at the earliest before they are up and running along h street. the city originally said the cars would start in 2012 and then changed it to late 2013 and now it a
NBC
Jan 30, 2013 11:00am EST
to discuss the proposal. >>> meantime, some top republicans are already voicing concern with president obama's plan for immigration reform. the president laid out his plan yesterday in vegas. it calls for bolstering border security and cracking down on employers hiring undocumented workers. the president also wants to create a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in this country. they'd have to pay back taxes and pass a background check among other requirements. opponents to the plan worry that it doesn't do enough to beef up security at the border. they say millions of additional undocumented immigrants could be in this country in a few years without tighter security. >>> super bowl sunday is just around the corner and that means the big easy is boosting security throughout the city. the city of new orleans is adding 1300 federal agents and 270 extra state troopers. there will also be coast guard ships on the lower. river homeland secretary janet napolitano will hold a press conference with the nfl later today. the 150,000 super bowl fans packing the city, t
CBS
Jan 29, 2013 5:00pm EST
the nerves to brendan's. >> wow. >>> president obama is now out pitching his plan for immigration reform. today, he is in vegas. the appearance was planned weeks ago, but his gained added importance coming after a group of eight senators put out their immigration reform plan. we have a lot more from daniel nottingham in washington. >>> president obama told students that the hispanic high school in las vegas is keeping his campaign promise to reform immigration. >> we need congress to act on a comprehensive approach that finally deals with the 11 million undocumented immigrants who are in the country right now. >> the president supports the plan that the so-called date unveiled monday. it would allow illegal immigrants to gain status if they passed a criminal background check and back taxes and learn english. they can apply to become a citizen behind people who started the process legally. >> for the first time in many years, republican and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. >> some gop house members have already said they don't support the senate proposal. but some
NBC
Jan 31, 2013 6:00am EST
with public interest groups. >>> president obama hopes for some form of immigration reform within six months. in an interviewer with telemundo, he says the plan has to include a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country, and it's time for congress to act. >> we've been working on this for a long time. we know what the issues are. i've got a bill drafted. we've got language. we know what's needed when it comes to border securitiment we know what's need when it comes to dealing with employers who may unlawfully hire undocumented workers. we know what a pathway to citizenship looks like and what the criteria should be. >> the president says republicans and democrats have to come together to resolve this issue. the house and senate are working on separate proposals right now. >>> right now vice president joe biden is preparing for his first overseas trip of the second term. he will visit germany, france, and the u.k. the vice president's first stop will be at the munich security conference. he spoke at the start of the president's firm test term four years ago.
ABC
Jan 29, 2013 5:00pm EST
downpours winds.ong coming up in just a couple of minutes. president obama is backing senate banned -- senate plan reform.ration said we must create a path to citizenship for 11 million illegals in the country. they can apply for permanent residency and five years later, citizenship. >> pretty straightforward. the question now is simple. do we have the resolve, as a people, as a country, as the government's, to finally put behind us? i believe that we do. >> as president obama laid out , people gathered in a examine how would affect them and their families. >> i can tell you that when i oom earlier, there people than what you see now. everyone was fixated on the tv screen. attentionpaying close what the president said. at the end of the speech, most people went home satisfied. attentionpaying close , clappingord he said was the way the crowd showed its satisfaction. antonio chavez was one in the crowd. been here 24 years. we talked with him before the speech. think it is time. >> we are hoping that president obama has a positive message. >> enough is enough. there are millions of fa
NBC
Jan 29, 2013 6:00pm EST
towards what's been a bitterly divided issue. the push is on as president obama calls for quick passage of immigration reform. >> we can't allow immigration reform to get bogged down in an endless debate. we have been debate thing a very long time. >> a golden ticket to life for a better life for my family. >> reporter: choosing nevada to unveil his plan where latinos make up close to 30% of the population, proposal includes a path to citizenship. >> if congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, i will send up a bill based on my proposal and insist that they vote on it right away. >> reporter: undocumented immigrants would have to register with the federal government and pay bonds and back taxes, undergo background checks but not before increased border security can be proven. illegal immigrants would receive green cards only after every lawful applicant has gone lou the process we shouldn't be rewarding those who violate the law. >> reporter: the president's re-election with 70% of the latino vote has resulted in a shift towards compromise. but some who watch the speech fe
NBC
Jan 29, 2013 7:00am EST
reform, president obama's trip comes after a group of bipartisan senators unveiled their plan for dealing with the roughly 11 million undocumented people living here in the united states. nbc's white house correspondent kristen welker has more on that. >> reporter: president obama will give new details to the policies he first map ped out to years ago and will call on congress to pass an immigration reform bill quickly. president obama, putting the spotlight on immigrati reform today. a campaign promise echoed in his inaugural address. >> our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. >> reporter: the president turning up the heat on congress, by taking his case to nevada, where latinos make up 27% of e population. luis baraljas will be in the audience, working to gain citizenship. >> we need to feel free in this country. freedom is what this country presumes to be. >> reporter: remarks today will mirror the speech he gave two years ago in el paso, texas, calling for stronger border securit
FOX
Jan 28, 2013 5:00am EST
. expenses. >>> new this morning, immigration reform in the u.s. is set to take another step forward today. a bipartisan group of senators is expected to announce an agreement on overhauling legislation covering everything from border security to citizenship. president obama has already voiced support for immigration reform. >>> coming up next, think of it as a very public exit interview. secretary of state hillary clinton reflects on her time on the job with president obama by her side. >> i saw some of that. it was pretty interesting interview. we'll also keep an eye on the potential for an icy morning commute. remember, you can get the latest list of closings and delays at the bottom of your screen and you can also check it out on myfoxdc.com. time now is 5:08. we'll be right back.  [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. that's why i got them pillsbury toaster strudel.
NBC
Jan 29, 2013 5:00am EST
of the immigration debate. we hear their story as president obama prepares to lay out his immigration reform proposal. >> outside, temperatures aren't too terrible. things are calm but some areas are dealing with some fogment you may want the umbrella for part of the morning. >> good morning everyone. i'm angie goff in for aaron gilchrist. >>> i'm eun yang. the weather is clear. that means no school delays. that's welcome thus to parents in arlington. the arlington school district was the only one inside the beltway to close yesterday rather than a two-hour delay. many parents we talked to still don't agree with the school system's decision to cancel school. >> instead of getting ready for work, we're having a who is going to do what when conversation because they're in school. we work while they're at school. it definitely throws us for a loop. >> the school district defends the decision saying erred on the side of caution because there was icing in the forecast. >>> storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here with a look at how much we'll warm up today. it sure felt nice compared to the subfreez
FOX
Jan 29, 2013 5:00pm EST
. >>> the other big story, president obama delivered his plan for immigration reform unveiling the plan for dealing with the 11 million illegal immigrants in the u.s. and creating their path to citizenship. tom fitzgerald is in the newsroom. the president's plan closely mirrors the same proposal the des and republicans put out yesterday. >> reporter: you're rate about that -- right about, that shawn. there were whole secs of the president's speech that sounded identical to what we heard from a group of republican senators, that is they spoke at the captioning provided by a grant -- capital yesterday. the president travelled to las vegas, nevada, declaring it's long past time for america to fi and that it's a fact 11 million undocumented illegals are here and breaking united states laws. he said the united states needs to deal realistically with a population and a workforce and he citizen operating inhe shadows of society for far too log. the president's plan would set up a way for illegal immigrants to obtain citizenship and also cracks down, he said, on businesses that hire illegals an
MSNBC
Jan 28, 2013 5:00pm PST
you think. >>> coming up, president obama was swept into office on the become of the american labor worker. leo gerard on how comprehensive immigration reform could be a big political machine for 2014 and beyond. stay with us. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. >>> paul ryan tries to repackage old republican ideas. i'll ask congressman barney frank whether our center left country will buy the american rebranding effort. >>> and president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton joint interview has fox news pushing some new conspiracy theories. we'll have all the details later. don't
MSNBC
Jan 29, 2013 12:00am PST
ed show." president obama's push for a comprehensive immigration reform might be just the shot in the arm organized labor needs. the bureau of labor statistics reports union membership among whites fell by 547,000 last year, but union memberships among latinos jumped by 156,000 in 2012. 11 million workers coming out of the shadows could change the face of labor and ignite a powerful political force, which helped put president obama in the white house twice. let's turn to leo gerard, president of the united steelworkers international organization. mr. gerard good to have you with us tonight. >> good to be here. >> is this an issue that is going to help the labor force in this country? if you have 11 million workers come out of the shadows -- and let's face it, well over in the 90% have got to be, they're not all felons is the point i'm making. how is this going to help the labor movement in this country? >> look, these are primarily good people that came to america in search of the american dream, in search of a better standard of living. if you go back to the days of when we we
FOX
Jan 29, 2013 7:00am EST
for a group of senators for immigration reform, president obama is set to reveal his plan later today. the deal offers 11 million undocumented workers a path to citizenship. also creates a guest worker program, employment verification system and green cards to those with college educations. help strengthen the idea of the american dream. >> we have been too content for too long to allow individuals to mow our lawn, serve our food, clean our homes and even watch our children while not affording them any of the benefits that make our country so great. >> if i want to secure the nation, i cannot secure the nation unless i know who is here to pursue the american dream and who might be here to do harm. >> the nation should not combat immigration reform until problems with the u.s. boarder security are solved. >> law enforcement officials met with president obama to discuss gun control. they are pushing for restrictions that would prevent people from mental problems from obtaining weapons. that message will resonate later today. hundreds of people living with mental illness plan to rally at
NBC
Jan 31, 2013 4:30am EST
at that meeting four years ago at the start of the president's first term. >>> president obama says he hopes for some form of immigration reform this year. in an interview with telemundo, the president says he is looking for the reforms to be completed within six months. the president's plan includes a path to citizenship for 11 million inmates already in the country. the -- inimmigrants already in the country. the president says democrats and republicans must come together to solve the issue. the senate and house are working on separate proposals. >>> this morning, no reported issues on metro's green line after chaos and confusion during the evening rush. the transit agency says the trouble started when an insulator started smoking. an emergency responder with d.c. fire powered down a section of the track between the anacostia and navy yard stations. two packed trains came to a stop inside the tunnel. passengers say metro failed at keeping them updated on the situation. >> people couldn't breathe, that was the main thing. they were trying to open the doors. main thing for me, no safety meas
NBC
Jan 29, 2013 4:00pm EST
gregg is live in las vegas where the president just wrapped up his remarks. >> reporter: president obama called important quick passage of immigration reform. he was optimistic saying important first time in many years republicans and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. he said if congress doesn't act in a i'mly manner he will push for his own legislation. his plan outlined today provides a path to citizenship. undocumented immigrants would have to register with the practical government, pay pines and taxes, and undergo background checks. but first, increased border security would have to be proven before any reforms take effect. >> thank you. the reason i came here today is because of a challenge where the differences are dwindling. where broad consensus is emerging. and where a call for action can now be heard coming from all across america. i'm here today because the time has come for common sense, comprehensive immigration reform. >> reporter: his plan is just a framework and passage of any legislation is not a given. however, this is seen as an important step on th
FOX
Jan 28, 2013 6:00am EST
to citizenship for the country's 11 million illegal immigrants. the reform is backed by president obama and senators john mccain, marco rubio and charles schumer. >>> still ahead, a family's desperate search for a missing new york woman who vanished during a trip to another country. >> and every year, thousands of kids get some much-needed help from strangers who care. today is our annual mentoring monday here on fox 5. for the next few hours, we invite you to take the first step to help shape a young person's life. you can do that by calling the number on your screen to get matched up with the mentoring organization. organization. you can see our phone operators standing by to take your call. we'll be right back.  >>> back now with a check of world headlines i'm curfew begins today in parts of egypt after the president declared a state of michelle millman in three provinces that were hit hardest by a weekend we've of up rest that left more than other people dead. anger has been fueled by president mohammed morsi's islamist policies and the slow pace of change. >>> over in tu
ABC
Jan 25, 2013 11:00pm EST
able to buy guns because he had mental-health issues. he killed 32 people. next week, president obama will begin to tackle another one of his second term priorities. that is immigration reform. he will travel to las vegas on tuesday to press his case for changes in immigration laws which could lead to legal status for millions of illegal immigrants. a bar marcus and senate group is working on similar proposals -- a bipartisan senate group is working on similar proposals. we will tell you who is joining the big competition. >> he might be surprised. also, subway takes a stand over its foot long controversy. >> tonight, who says the commonwealth of virginia should print its own money. >> what is up at the movies? i have the weekend movie guide. >> and bob is putting the >> you are watching abc 7 news with leon harris allyson starling, bob brian in weather and tim brant in sports. this is abc 7 news at 11, on your side. >> thousands of anti-abortion protesters marched from the national mall to the supreme court today. it was the 40th anniversary of roe vs. wade, a decision which legalize
FOX
Jan 30, 2013 7:00am EST
ahead, president obama called to action. we're going to take a closer look at immigration reform. and the hurdles it faces moving forward. >> riding a record wave. we'll show you picture s of the 10 story wall of water and the man brave enough to surf it. >> we're going to get the latest weather and traffic from tucker and julie coming up next. 7:26. we'll be right back.  >>> welcome back. a surfer in portugal has ridden a giant mountain of water to brave new heights. >> check this out. the tiny speck, i don't know if you can see it is actually hawaiian surfing legend. he's hanging 10 on a wave off the coast of portugal. on monday this happened. the wave was at least 100 feet high which would break his previous record by about 10 feet. is that him down there on the right? barely see him. >> there are a couple storms out at sea producing massive waves. that's incredible. >> from the water to the sky. right now the smog in parts of china, particularly beijing is so bad, authorities have had to ground planes and shut down highways. the u.s. embassy ca
NBC
Jan 28, 2013 11:00pm EST
george's county, capital heights, shomari stone, news 4. >> tomorrow president obama will reveal what could be the most significant immigration reform effort in years. this one is getting bipartisan support after hispanic voters proved to be an important voting block last november. in the plan, undocumented workers would have to pass a background check, pay fines, and back taxes for probationary status, and then wait to earn a green card. the congressional hispanic caucus met with the president about the proposal supposed to be tough but fair. >> the president confirmed that this was going to be a legislative issue of highest priority to get passed this year. >> i think it is tough in the sense that the waiting time to become a resident might be indefinite at this time. >> republicans say enforcement has to be a big part of the effort. so this doesn't become an amnesty program. >>> a major policy change now in the works for the boy scouts of america. drawing praise from gay rights groups tonight. the groups' long standing ban on gay scouts and leaders may be lifted. the new rules woul
FOX News
Jan 27, 2013 1:00pm PST
. call the number on your screen. [♪...] >>heather: it is 9 bottom of the hour. president obama moving forward to reform immigration. the president is expected to kickoff the push with a speech in las vegas that will be on tuesday. he will lay out more specifics during the "state of the union" address on february 12. casey anthony filing for bankruptcy according to court documents in florida. she was acquitted in the death of her 2-year-old daughter in 2011, is $800,000 in debt. >> and actor burt reynolds is feeling better after being hospitalized with the flu. he was undergoing treatment for dehydration and is expected to make a full recovery. >>gregg: president obama wrapping up the first week of his second term in office. the speech triggering strong reaction over entitlement we programs defense. >> the commitments we make for each other through medicare, medicaid, and social security, do not sap our initiative but strengthen us. they do not make us a nation of take others. they free us to take the risks to make this country great. >>gregg: so, is the president turning hard left? wi
CBS
Jan 29, 2013 5:00am EST
and college park. back to you. >> thanks, monika. >>> today president obama heads west with his message about immigration reform. >> this is becoming more and more popular n. speech from the president come a day after a group of bipartisan senators announced their deal to tackle the immigration issues in the united states. delia goncalves is live on capitol hill. that's not the only deal in the works. good morning, delia. >> reporter: good morning. but this deal, of course, has many excited on capitol hill that a comprehensive immigration reform is as close as it's ever been. this bipartisan gang of eight announced its plans yesterday at a news conference. the proposal offers illegals a pathway to legal status under three conditions, though. they must pass a background check, pay a fine and back taxes and of course they must learn english. this plan also calls for beefed up border security and ensures illegals do not get their green card ahead of those already working towards citizenship. >> we believe this will be the year congress finally gets it done. the politics on this issue have been t
CBS
Jan 31, 2013 6:00am EST
got manti take yo into a fake -- te'o into a fake relationship. >>> president obama said he wants to get an immigration reform package passed as soon as this summer and he believes congress can tackle immigration reform and gun control at the same time. >>> when we come back, the gi film festival is holding a bachelor auction that will -- [indiscernible] -- with an officer. hopefully a gentleman right before valentine's day. >> good idea. we'll be right back. you're watching wusa9. it is 50 degrees at 6:36. keep you can't argue with nutrition you can see. great grains. great grains cereal starts whole and stays whole. see the seam? more processed flakes look nothing like natural grains. i'm eating what i know is better nutrition. mmmm. great grains. search great grains and see for yourself. >>> you go. >> no, you go. >> no, you. >> time is 6:40. >> weather first. howard is here. >> you're giddy over the meat. >> what beats meat week? nothing. >> something that's coming up in the next little segment. >> jessica has her own excitement this morning. let's talk about the weather becau
MSNBC
Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm PST
between she and president obama. how important would it be to get immigration reform done and then set the table for her to take on another big issue in this country? which of course could be health care, which of course could be women's rights. >> absolutely. and the health care plan we have right now is a lot closer to the one she proposed during the campaign because barack obama was against the individual mandate and she was for it. but yeah, on immigration, if immigration reform were to get done, i think republicans are even starting to realize this, it would redound mostly to the benefit of democrats. latinos are trending toward the democratic party on most issues. i think it would help republicans only marginally and democrats a lot more. it would get that issue off the table. if she were to run, which a lot of people think she will, i think she will, she is going to have a lot of successes in the previous administration to kind of push off and run. >> joy reid, great to have you on "the ed show." thank you. >> good to be here. >> a lot more coming up in the next half hour of the
WHUT
Jan 30, 2013 6:00pm EST
and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama kicked off his second term push for immigration reform on tuesday with a speech in nevada, a battleground state whose growing latino vote helped him win the november election. >> i am here today because the time has come for common sense, comprehensive immigration reform [applause] we have to deal with the 11 million individuals who are here illegally. we all agree that these men and women should have to earn their way to citizenship. but for comprehensive immigration reform to work, it must be clear from the outset that there is a pathway to citizenship. >> president obama omitted detailed proposals from his address, instead backing the bipartisan senate plan that includes a path to citizenship for a large number of the estimated 11 million undocumented people in the u.s., but also tougher border enhancement -- enforcement and a system for tracking those who overstay visas. obama took aim at anti-immigrant sentiment, saying foreign nationals are being maligned by people who forget their own ancestral past. >> it is easy sometimes for the
Current
Jan 25, 2013 3:00am PST
's gun control or climate change tom harkin said without filibuster reform, president obama might just as well take the next four years off, go on vacation, this was the time at the beginning of each session they can change the rules. all they need are 51 votes. democrats have 55 votes. they have all of the votes they need to change the filibuster to get rid of it or to change it. several senators, jeff merkley from or gone but also tom eudall. we talked to all of them about the need to reform the filibuster. tom harkin from iowa has been at it a long time tammy baldwin, newly elected from wisconsin joined the crew. tom dashel former majority leader yesterday here on our program told us that at least the very least they had to do was make it for real so if the senator, he or she had said they were going to filibuster they had to come to the floor and talk, talk, talk talk talk as long as they can, give it the old strom thurman or mr. smith goes to washington routine. en stead, it was a announced yesterday, harry reid and mitch mccombed came to an agreeme
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